Saturday, December 15, 2007

Yay for winter morning estate sales!

Just when I was starting to think I was going to have to check myself into a yard sale rehab center, two estate sales popped up, one on Friday and one this morning. I managed to get to them both before the snow hit today, thank you thrift gods for holding back the storm so I could get my fix!

It feels a little not right to post pictures of stuff I am going to sell (meaning you will see them again at some point - though it may be 6 months from now knowing me!) but I buy so little to keep these days that if I want to post my scores I really don't have a choice. Besides, cool stuff is cool stuff and good scores are good scores! So here we go, excuse my hurried and oh so not elegant photos:

First batch of things from Friday's sale. It was a pretty decent sale, I could have bought a lot more if their prices would have been lower. She said they were going to go to half off on some things today, but when I drove by it was starting to snow, and it was packed with no place to park, so I passed on by.

These awesome striped dishes are marked Embassy Vista, I haven't been able to find anything about them online, not even on Replacements. They are so awesome, I can't believe there wasn't anything on eBay at least! (I am so tempted to keep them, those mugs rock my world.) I love to buy and sell old cookbooks, this Mud Pies one looks interesting and has an introduction by Erma Bombeck!

These dishes are marked Edwin Knowels, I haven't tried to look them up yet. I just really liked the shabby flowers! The Pillsbury Cookbook is huge, it's a bit dirty but it should clean up really nice.

There was a good bit of jewelry there, most priced too high for me, but I did manage to find a couple interesting things... a bizarre tribal charm bracelet, a sand dollar pin, and a faux pearl sweater clip that I think has a mustard seed charm on it. That is the second time I have seen mustard seed jewelry, I am going to have to research what that is all about...

FINALLY I found a Tupperware salt and pepper shaker stand! The shakers are not in great shape but I think I have a better pair floating around here somewhere that I can replace them with. The chopper is interesting, you can't tell very well from the pics, but the glass has a kind of bubble design on the sides, I have never seen anything like it!

This is from the sale this morning, it was also a good sale that I could have bought a lot more stuff from if the prices were cheaper. They are also going to have things at half off tomorrow, but the weather man is saying it is going to be a windy snowy mess all day tomorrow so I doubt I will go out in it. The ashtrays are all Las Vegas casino and hotel ashtrays! How cool is that?

Now the flatware I have to explain a little... My eBay guru, Lynne Dralle (The Queen of Auctions) sells flatware all the time that she picks up at sales, and she says you can usually make a good bit of profit from it. I have never really found any before that I thought was worth buying, but when I saw these at a good price I decided to give it a try. They are all stainless steel and are marked - two are Oenida and one is Stanley Roberts, which I have never heard of. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

I thought the patterns were really pretty, especially the second one there with the roses!

This batch is from the Friday sale... a fruit tablecloth and SEVEN aprons! The tablecloth is in very good shape too, just a couple little spots here and there. I really love these old linens, they have so much character!

I have some more old aprons around that I need to list, I haven't really tried selling any yet so I have no idea how much they are worth. I will have to look into it and decide if it is better to sell them individually or in lots - and I definitely have enough to make a good sized lot (or two) now!

And that's all for now - not too bad for a December weekend in Ohio!


Monica said...

wow that tablecloth is amazing!!!

Mitzi - Vintage Goodness said...

Pretty great, huh? I just can't pass on these old linens, they are too cool.